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Santa Cruz Guatemala: Los Elementos Community Tour

Santa Cruz Guatemala: Los Elementos Community Tour

From US$ 39 per person

Learn about the community projects of Amigos de Santa Cruz on a 3-hour tour of a Mayan village, and visit the vocational training center to enjoy a delicious lunch served by the students. Purchase unique, hand made crafts, and much more.

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  • Learn how a local non-profit organization is helping a Mayan village
  • Watch students learn skills to provide opportunities for a better future
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the students
  • Hear about nutrition programs and early childhood development projects
  • Explore an isolated Mayan village barely touched by the outside world
  • Get amazing views of Lake Atitlan and the volcanos as you explore
  • Help plant a seed of hope for a better future with your visit
Full description
Learn about the projects to improve the education and provide a higher standard of living for the indigenous Mayans of Santa Cruz. Amigos de Santa Cruz have been active in the remote village for over 15 years, making great progress in improving the education of the children, providing opportunites for higher education, and teaching better nutrition, self-awareness, and citizen responsibility. See how programs, such as early childhood education, community development, sex education, and sustainable food production are helping to improve the lives of the locals, and how the farmers are yielding better crops through permaculture and organic gardening. Visit the retail craft store to find unique handicrafts made by the students, including aprons, bags, beaded jewelry, wood and metal items, children's puzzles, puppets, and candlestick holders. Go to the town square with its centuries old church, and visit a family home to watch women practice the art of the backstrap loom. During your tour, a delicious lunch will be served by the students in the student run café inside the vocational training center. Help plant a seed of hope for a better future with your visit, and learn more about this ancient culture along the way.
  • Tour of Santa Cruz la Laguna
  • CECAP vocational training center
  • Lunch
  • Explanation of the Amigos de Santa Cruz programs
  • Transportation to Santa Cruz
  • Optional taxi (tuk-tuk) ride from the docks to the village

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Meet your guide at the Santa Cruz public boat dock

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Product ID: 39038